Any info would be great,
its whisky that they bottle under there own macphails livery as they have not been given permission by the distillery/s to use the name on the bottle, that and its there poorest aged casks.
but on the other hand, where else you going to get a 40yo single malt for £88
anyone else know for sure?
its whisky that they bottle under there own macphails livery as they have not been given permission by the distillery/s to use the name on the bottle, that and its there poorest aged casks
Sorry Vitara7, that's not an entirely accurate statement.
MacPhails is a house brand for G+M, and yes, this allows them the luxury of changing the ingredient malts for each bottling. However, it is not always because the contributing distillery has disallowed them from stating the name.
Also, it is definitely not a label for getting rid of the poorest casks. I can assure that some pretty decent casks go into MacPhails, and I've enjoyed a few of their bottlings with other colleagues who have been equally impressed.
The reason the bottling is cheap is because they can only charge what the market will bear. And the reality is that single malt drinkers rarely shell out big bucks for bottles when they don't know what the distillery is.
I can't say I've tried the 40yo, but I've tried 18yo and 25yo and on those experiences, I would happily recommend it.
Admiral wrote:The reason the bottling is cheap is because they can only charge what the market will bear. And the reality is that single malt drinkers rarely shell out big bucks for bottles when they don't know what the distillery is.
Then why do they do this, when they could get more money by releasing whatever it is they have under one of their other labels, identified?
i mean, when someone comes round to veiw the house your selling, your not going to point out the cover up jobs you done to hide the wood worm or dry rot now are you
personally, i dont like G+M that much anyways, but i do think they have a bloody great shop that im in at every chance, altough i wouldnt ever buy any of there own stuff.
I can't imagine anyone letting crappy casks sit around for forty years, and then bottle them as a 40yo. Even at a relative bargain price, a buyer expects something reasonably special from such. If you've had it and don't like it, please do tell us about it.
thats whos its aimed at.
As you rightly say, most knowledgeable malt enthusiasts would pass on it, simply by virtue of the fact that's 40 year old and very cheap....hence we immediately suspect there's something dodgy about it!
Still....I say "good on G+M" for trying to cater for everyone.
(Hey....shouldn't you guys be asleep right now?)
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